Fans Rally to Save Netflix's LGBT-Inclusive Sitcom One Day at a Time
Fans Rally to Save Netflix's LGBT-Inclusive Sitcom 'One Day at a Time'
Under threat of cancellation, fans are rallying around the beloved show of unrepresented characters.
Featuring a Cuban-American family and multiple LGBTQ characters, Netflix's revitalized Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time has been groundbreaking in its own right. The hilarious show covers serious topics like immigration, religion, and most recently went viral for a clip tackling sexism.
Even though the show has a 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and legions of loyal fans, it seems like the show might be under threat of cancellation from Netflix. And showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted that she was concerned about the show's future with Netflix.
"They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but...we need more viewers," she said. "They'll decide soon."
\u201cNEWS: Met with @Netflix about @OneDayAtATime S4\n\nThey made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but...we need more viewers. They'll decide soon.\n\nI wish I felt more confident\n\nWHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch!\u201d— \u2665 Gloria Calder\u00f3n Kellett \u2665 (@\u2665 Gloria Calder\u00f3n Kellett \u2665) 1550698895
Following her lead, other stars of the show have encouraged fans to share the gospel of One Day at a Time and attract more viewers.
\u201cWhat can I say .. I love this show\u2764\ufe0f #RenewODAAT\u201d— Justina Machado (@Justina Machado) 1550709187
\u201c#ODAAT fans, we need your help. We adore this show and the representation and perspectives we get to bring to TV. So, if you\u2019d like a S4, let @netflix know! Get your friends to watch! Spread the word! #RenewODAAT \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83d\udc83\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\udc69\u200d\ud83d\udc69\u200d\ud83d\udc67\u200d\ud83d\udc66\u2764\ufe0f\u201d— Isabella Gomez (@Isabella Gomez) 1550702180
\u201cUnselfishly, Glo is one of the best comedy writers in the biz and her show is FANTASTIC and one of the best shows currently running...\nSelfishly, I want to come back and play Schneider\u2019s sponsor again so go watch and retweet!!! #RenewODAAT #RenewOneDayatATime\u201d— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JOE MANGANIELLO) 1550733635
\u201cThis show deserves another season!! Go binge all 3 seasons! Maybe Estrellita will come back and fight with Penelope in season 4?! We\u2019ll never know if you don\u2019t watch! #RenewODAAT\u201d— Melissa Fumero \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\uddfa #SOSCuba (@Melissa Fumero \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\uddfa #SOSCuba) 1550714424
#RenewODAAT went viral around the world.
\u201cWhoa! #RenewODAAT is trending worldwide!! Thank you!! New people, watch us! Live outside the US?? ...then DEFINITELY watch us! Thank you all! This love is overwhelming!! #RenewODAAT\u201d— \u2665 Gloria Calder\u00f3n Kellett \u2665 (@\u2665 Gloria Calder\u00f3n Kellett \u2665) 1550708376
None— Lady ligea (@Lady ligea) 1550722045
Even Norman Lear joined in with the rallying cry.
\u201cI\u2019m not sure what it means to be trending, but HOLY SHIT does it feel good. #RenewODAAT\n\nhttps://t.co/moQ1F2zeY0\u201d— Norman Lear (@Norman Lear) 1550719256
Get to watching people, and spread the word!